DAVOUT (Louis-Nicolas). Autograph letter... - Lot 13 - Osenat

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DAVOUT (Louis-Nicolas). Autograph letter... - Lot 13 - Osenat
DAVOUT (Louis-Nicolas). Autograph letter signed to his wife Aimée Leclerc. TILSIT [now Sovietsk in Russia], July 10 [1807]. 1 p. As I told you yesterday, my little Aimée, the emperor left here after the signing of the peace. It is likely that he will be in Paris at the beginning of next month. Our return will not be so prompt since we will accompany the troops during a part of their march. At least this way I cannot specify the moment when I will have the happiness to embrace you. I will only repeat that I will not lose a moment in reuniting with my little loved one when it is possible for me to do so. I DO NOT SPEAK TO YOU... OF ALL THAT HAPPENED IN TILSIT YESTERDAY, THIS LITTLE TOWN WAS THE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. TODAY IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN A VILLAGE. The newspapers will give enough details. All these events must bring the admiration, love and gratitude of the French for OUR EMPEROR to the last period. For a long time, he has taught us to count on miracles, but he has again surpassed himself this time. [The peace of Tilsit was concluded by two treaties, one signed by France and Russia on July 7, 1807, the other signed by France and Prussia on July 9, and this diplomatic success, following a series of military successes, brought the power of Napoleon I to its highest point in Europe]. I send a thousand and one kisses to my excellent and beautiful Aimée, and a thousand caresses to my little girls [Joséphine, born in 1804, and Adèle, born on June 21, 1807]. Tell them that I am very impatient when I see the moment of making their acquaintance being delayed. A thousand assurances of attachment to our good mother. For life your faithful sposo [husband, in Italian] L. Davout. Tell my brother-in-law Sr. Beaumont [the general and future senator Marc-Antoine Bonin de La Boninière de Beaumont, husband of the marshal's sister, Julie Davout] that I only received this morning the letter in which he announces your birth, that I am very sensitive to the care he is giving you. I beg you to send him and my sister a thousand greetings from me. I will write to Beaumont tomorrow or the next day.
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